Sabeer Bhatia has joined the Trinamool Congress, a political party based in East India to create a new interactive web portal and oversee their Internet and SMS based election campaigns.
Manan Kakkar surveys the technology market in India.
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Caleb lives in San Francisco and comes from a non-traditional background of molecular biology research and developing products and strategy for high-tech companies. He mostly covers the developing Indian technology market for ZDNET.
Vodafone India has announced availability of their MiFi device allowing upto 5 devices to connect at the same time over WiFi to browse Internet (over 3G) and Airtel has announced subscription based live and video on demand television over the Internet.
Three reports, one from the government, one from comScore and a study put some numbers on the Internet connectivity in India. With 11.21 Million boradband users, Indians spent 5 hours on average watching video online in January.
A quick list of IT related announcements made during the Union and Railway budgets last week. Green technologies and IT infrastructure get attention, whether there is a follow up on the announcements, is a whole different discussion.
After launching their Ovi store in 2009, Nokia has introduced operator billing with app prices and payment in Rupees instead of Euros. The update doesn't mean much for Nokia's global presence but might attract developers to code more local apps.
Software as Service offering eStore from Ericsson to power mobile app stres from Reliance Communication and Idea Cellular with both hoping to get developers onboard and a value added service for their 3G offering.
Tata Consultancy Services has introduced IT as a Service package known as iON targeted at the SMBs in India. TCS hopes to turn it into a billion dollar business in 5 years and have about 1000 clients this year.
Infosys and Wipro looking at new leadership to increase business and compete in the market. Both companies are hoping that strategic changes in operations will help them in the long term.
The Planning Cmmission for India's 12th 5-year expenditure plan has started an online forum and Facebook page for citizens to voice their opinions and contribute to the draft.
Farmers are adopting FarmERP, an enterprise resource management software tailored for farmers to help them manage their produce. A variety of reports and schedules to make it easy for farmers to keep track should benefit them.